Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1422 (Standard) - Cockburn Road, Coogee

Closes 11 Jun 2024

Opened 29 Apr 2024


The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the City of Cockburn.

The purpose of the amendment is to transfer approximately 4.1 hectares of land within parts of Lots 500 - 502 Cockburn Road and part of Lot 172 Poore Grove, Coogee from the Railways and Primary Regional Roads reservations to the Parks and Recreation reservation under the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS).

The proposed Parks and Recreation reservation will provide for the planning and use of the amendment area for recreational purposes and the protection of remnant vegetation on this land.

The proposed amendment is to be progressed as a standard region scheme amendment as the amendment is not complex, does not represent a significant change to the planning for the metropolitan region and is not likely to lead to any significant impacts on the environmental value of the subject or surrounding land.

Submissions close Tuesday 11 June, 2024. Late submissions may not be considered.

Please direct queries for more information on the abovementioned amendment to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage by email to or telephone(08) 6551 9000.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a region scheme?

A region scheme provides a statutory mechanism to provide strategic direction, assist in the coordination of major infrastructure, and set aside areas for regional open space and other community purposes. A region scheme usually covers more than one local government area. The content of the scheme may vary for each region, but they generally set out broad land use zones or policy areas, and identify land required for regional purposes.

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) prepares and administers region planning schemes for the effective planning and coordination of land use and development.

There are three region schemes in operation in Western Australia; the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS), the Peel Region Scheme (PRS), and the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme (GBRS).

What is the head of power that requires this application to be advertised?

The Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act) is the head of power for region schemes and amendments. Part 4 of the Act outlines the formulation and considerations of preparing or amending a region scheme and sets out the submission and approval process.

The Planning and Development (Region Planning Schemes) Regulations 2023, made under the Act, outline the advertising requirements and factors associated with the consideration of submissions.

What land does this MRS amendment cover?

Approximately 4.1 hectares of land within parts of Lots 500-502 Cockburn Road, and part of Lot 172 Poore Grove, Coogee, as shown on Amending Plan 3.2832.

Has there been any community consultation on this proposal already?

No, there has been no previous consultation regarding this proposal.

There is no legislative requirement for the WAPC to pre-advertise a region scheme amendment. However, there are statutory advertising periods for all three amendment streams once the proposal has been initiated by the WAPC and determined by the EPA (if applicable).

What is the process for this to be determined?

The procedures for amending a region scheme are prescribed by the Planning and Development Act 2005 and the Planning and Development (Region Planning Schemes) Regulations 2023. In essence, the procedure for a standard amendment involves:

  • formulation of the amendment by the WAPC
  • referral to the EPA for environmental assessment
  • completion of an Environmental Review (if required) in accordance with EPA instructions
  • public submissions being sought on the proposed amendment (including Environmental Review if required)
  • consideration of submissions
  • approval, with or without any modifications in response to submissions, or refusal to approve, by the Minister
  • the amendment takes legal effect with Gazettal of the Minister's approval.

Can I have extra days to lodge my submission?

If any additional time is required to lodge a submission, please contact


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